Kirbyjon Caldwell, former presidential adviser who promoted ‘good success,’ sentenced to prison
(RNS) — A former presidential adviser, Caldwell advocated for ‘good success’ — achieving financial and spiritual success while remaining moral.
Israel hopes to vaccinate Holocaust survivors to save and repay ‘treasured’ population
(RNS) — An Israeli government initiative to help vaccinate Holocaust survivors around the world against COVID-19 is drawing praise for its intentions, but also skepticism.
LA clergy look to hold city officials responsible for allowing Sean Feucht’s Skid Row event
(RNS) — On Wednesday (Jan. 13), Clergy for Black Lives hosted a virtual news conference on Zoom to condemn the ‘white supremacist violence and heretical Christian prophecy’ in the nation’s capital and in downtown LA.
Anti-Semitism seen in Capitol attack raises alarms
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two white nationalists known for racist and anti-Semitic rhetoric livestreamed to their online followers after breaking into the Capitol during the deadly insurrection.
What Americans believe about violence against the government
(RNS) — The relationship between partisanship and support for violence against government is clear. Church attendance does not appear to fuel the fire — nor tamp it down.
Biden taps Delaware AME pastor to offer benediction at inauguration
WASHINGTON (RNS) — A longtime confidant of the Biden family, Silvester S. Beaman, made headlines when he was featured in a 2020 Trump campaign ad.
James Clyburn to propose designating ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ as the national hymn
(RNS) — The Democratic congressman from South Carolina said elevating the hymn — often described as the unofficial ‘Black national anthem’ — could be an act of healing.
From the Capitol to critical race theory, white Christians grieve declining hegemony
(RNS) — Connecting the spectacle at the Capitol with the SBC seminary presidents’ statements is the effort to sustain white supremacy.
Pakistan attempts to prosecute Ahmadi US citizens for digital blasphemy
(RNS) — In 2016, Pakistan enacted digital regulations that allow authorities to block online content in the ‘interest of the glory of Islam.’
What Christians can learn from Indian Sikh farmers’ desperate protests
(RNS) — The protesters’ cause and community have shown a way for people of all faiths to go forward in a post-pandemic world.